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Branch & Bone Medicine Show

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Hosted by Lola Venado, this podcast is intended to serve as a connection and support to those whose Medicine stories often go unheard, and to be a platform dedicated to spotlighting and amplifying the underrepresented voices of multi-cultural people of color doing their work in the modern communities of herbalism, magick, or other healing and creative arts. These are stories shared with the intention of community building, cultivating interconnectedness, and honoring the offerings of these folks as the worthy works of resiliency and reclamation that they are.

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Hosted by Lola Venado, this podcast is intended to serve as a connection and support to those whose Medicine stories often go unheard, and to be a platform dedicated to spotlighting and amplifying the underrepresented voices of multi-cultural people of color doing their work in the modern communities of herbalism, magick, or other healing and creative arts. These are stories shared with the intention of community building, cultivating interconnectedness, and honoring the offerings of these folks as the worthy works of resiliency and reclamation that they are.

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Excellent and inspiring

By Foxandnightingale - Dec 27 2018
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Lola is wonderful at drawing out of her guests’ personal stories. So refreshing and insightful.

By Haley Bearr - Jul 25 2018
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Uplifting, insightful, inspiring.

iTunes Ratings

54 Ratings
Average Ratings
50
2
1
1
0

Excellent and inspiring

By Foxandnightingale - Dec 27 2018
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Lola is wonderful at drawing out of her guests’ personal stories. So refreshing and insightful.

By Haley Bearr - Jul 25 2018
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Uplifting, insightful, inspiring.

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Branch & Bone Medicine Show

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Hosted by Lola Venado, this podcast is intended to serve as a connection and support to those whose Medicine stories often go unheard, and to be a platform dedicated to spotlighting and amplifying the underrepresented voices of multi-cultural people of color doing their work in the modern communities of herbalism, magick, or other healing and creative arts. These are stories shared with the intention of community building, cultivating interconnectedness, and honoring the offerings of these folks as the worthy works of resiliency and reclamation that they are.

Rank #1: Alexis J. Cunningfolk: Intersectional Herbalist + Witch // Ep. 6

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In this episode:

  • Navigating encounters with others as a Roma/European/Jewish/American Indian queer womxn
  • How a koala helped her find her medicine path
  • Having a sense of humor in herbalism and magick
  • Burden of seriousness on BIPOC having to get it "right" to represent
    our people
  • Exoticization of Roma folks, use of the word "gypsy"
  • What intersectional and inclusive herbalism and magick means
  • Boundaries in activism as self-care

Connect with her: wortsandcunning.com, @wortsandcunning.

Also mentioned: Dori Midnight dorilandia.com, @dorimidnight.

Host + Producer Lola Venado: lolavenado.com, @lolavenado

Podcast: branchandbonemedicine.show, @branchandbone

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May 18 2018

1hr 14mins

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Rank #2: Pilar Mejia: Healing Mentor + Slayer of Domestications // Ep. 8

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Pilar Mejia of I Heal Myself to Heal the World, a space where she writes to share about her healing journey as a mestiza woman from the lands we call Mexico. Her space is not about enlightenment or sharing fake spirituality. She says, "I don’t do “spiritual work”. Spirit knows what we need and who we are." Pilar is a Slayer of Domestications, focusing on finding our authentic selves and healing our ancestral trauma, speaking up about white supremacy and racism. She is a cannabis advocate, a no-bullshit writer, intuitive healing mentor, racial justice activist, and a badass woman who is here to shake things up!

In this episode:

  • Becoming disenchanted with the yoga culture of the U.S.
  • The delusion of "love and light" being enough, spiritual bypassing
  • The importance of both white and BIPOC healing from white supremacy
  • How society is structured to numb us to our shadow aspects
  • The harm of personal and global disconnections and domestications
  • Reconciling being of service and accessible while still paying your
    bills
  • Decolonizing feminism, not identifying as a feminist
  • How the ancestral genocide of European white women plays into present
    day traumas manifesting in oppressions
  • Cannabis for OCD and pain, how CBD oil is a placebo

Connect with her: ihealmyselftohealtheworld.com, patreon.com/IHealMyselftoHealtheWorld, @hijadeitzpapalotl, Email pilar@iammyownguru.org

Also mentioned:

Itzpapalotl, Aztec warrior Goddess who stands for purfication or rejuvenation by sacrifice of that what is precious. "Cihuateteo, “Divine Women,” were the malevolent spirits of women who died in childbirth. They were likened to the spirits of male warriors who died in violent conflict, because childbirth was conceptually equivalent to battle in Aztec culture. Not only was Itzpapalotl considered one of the Cihuateteo herself, but she was also one of the Tzitzimime, star demons, that threatened to devour people during solar eclipses."

Robert Augustus Masters http://robertmasters.com/writings/spiritual-bypassing/ "True spirituality is not a high, not a rush, not an altered state. It has been fine to romance it for a while, but our times call for something far more real, grounded, and responsible..."

Host + Producer Lola Venado: lolavenado.com, @lolavenado

Podcast: branchandbonemedicine.show, @branchandbone

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Jul 14 2018

1hr 20mins

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Rank #3: Teren Nicole: Artist + Energy Guide // Ep. 5

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In this episode:

  • Mixed-race folks as bridges between peoples. Reconciling the duality
    of oppressor and oppressed.
  • Untangling trauma and oppression in every level of existence
    including hair, particularly for black women.
  • Answering the question: “What are you?”. Fetishizing of mixed-race
    people.
  • Picking back up the ancestral wisdom that was lost along the way due to
    assimilation, persecution, colonization.
  • Receiving energy awakenings through injury.
  • Giving away of our power to “healers” vs being empowered.
  • Self care of saying No, and creating personal body and hair products.
  • The Medicine of slowing down our pace within our interactions with
    each other.

Connect with her: @youngmoon_child, Email freeteren@yahoo.com, Wake Up video https://youtu.be/asb7GpkNbS8.

Also mentioned, Life As Ceremony: @life_as_ceremony, lifeasceremony.wixsite.com

Host + Producer Lola Venado: lolavenado.com, @lolavenado

Podcast: branchandbonemedicine.show, @branchandbone

You can support the production of this community offering by sharing, rating, or making a donation. Thank you!

Mar 29 2018

1hr 15mins

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Rank #4: Renée Lopez: Photographer + Lifestyle Bruja // Ep. 7

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Renée Lopez, of Miss Lopez Media, is a photographer and lifestyle bruja. A brown woman of color, originally from Yakima in Central Washington, Renée moved to Portland in 2006 for a fresh start, but after a few years she began recognizing the long-standing racial divide within the city. In 2015, she became involved in the Black Lives Matter movement, becoming good friends with Portland rapper Glenn Waco. This marked a shift from taking photographs as a hobby to using her camera as a tool of resistance, documenting injustices, the Black Lives Matter movement, and Portland’s hip hop scene. In her recent work, Women of Color in PDX, she focuses on Portland-based women of color, promoting self-love and unity while pushing back on internalized misogyny through portraiture and story sharing.

In this episode:

  • Oregon's shameful history of racism
  • Photography as activism
  • Healing internalized misogyny
  • Colonialism breeding distrust among POC
  • Photographs as healing talismans
  • Finding what you want in a partner within yourself

Connect with her: misslopezmedia.org, @misslopezmedia.

Also mentioned: Washington Post article, OPB Documentary

Host + Producer Lola Venado: lolavenado.com, @lolavenado

Podcast: branchandbonemedicine.show, @branchandbone

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Jun 20 2018

1hr 4mins

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Rank #5: Gregory Dorado: Dance Maker + Artist // Ep. 3

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Gregory Dorado is a dancer, choreographer, actor, writer and director of new original performance works and films. He is a graduate of The California Institute of the Arts and founder of SHIFT, a performance collective. His performance and film work include non-traditional immersive theatrical experiences that blur the line between dance, film, theatre and performance art. His work investigates universal human experience, community engagement, and his own identity as a queer artist of color. Originally from Sacramento, Gregory is currently living in New Orleans.

In this episode:

  • The status quo narratives of what dancers are supposed to look like. Tradition as a burden.
  • The impact of elitist ideals, colonialism, and language in expressive movement for underserved communities.
  • The body as instrument and music.
  • Creating and exploring ritual solely with the body.
  • Plant medicine as body ritual.
  • Claiming your power and body identity.
  • Being in dialog with plants and relating it to our human experiences.
  • Wiggling and shaking as self care.

Connect with him through Instagram @gregorydorado or email gregory.dorado@gmail.com to learn more about his SHIFT Performance Collective offerings. Also, find his newest plant medicine project Amber House Apothecary at www.amberhouseapothecary.com and @amberhouseapothecary.

Host + Producer Lola Venado: lolavenado.com, @lolavenado

Podcast: branchandbonemedicine.show, @branchandbone

You can support the production of this community offering by sharing, rating, or making a donation. Thank you!

Feb 20 2018

54mins

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